8 US Regions

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8 US Regions

  1. 1. Eight Regions of North America SOL USI.2b
  2. 2. 8 Regions of North America1) Coastal Range2) Basin and Range3) Rocky Mountains4) Great Plains5) Interior Lowlands6) Canadian Shield7) Appalachian Mountains8) Coastal Plain
  3. 3. Coastal Range West of the Rocky Mountains Stretches from Alaska to California Made up of Rugged Mountains and Fertile Valleys
  4. 4. Coastal Range
  5. 5. Coastal Range
  6. 6. Basin and Range West of the Rocky Mountains East of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades Varying elevations and isolated mountain ranges Death Valley  Death Valley is the lowest point in North America
  7. 7. BasinandRange
  8. 8. Rocky Mountains West of the Great Plains East of the Great Basin Rugged Mountains with High Elevations Includes the Continental Divide  The Continental Divide determines the directional flow of rivers
  9. 9. RockyMountains
  10. 10. Great Plains West of the Interior Lowlands East of the Rocky Mountains Flatlands that increase in elevation slightly to the west Known for grasslands
  11. 11. GreatPlains
  12. 12. Great Plains
  13. 13. Interior Lowlands West of the Appalachian Mountains East of the Great Plains Lowlands of rolling flatlands Rivers Broad valleys and Grassy hills
  14. 14. Interior Lowlands
  15. 15. InteriorLowlands
  16. 16. Canadian Shield Wraps around the southern portions of the Great Lakes and the Hudson Bay Hills worn by erosion Hundreds of glacier carved lakes Some of the oldest rock formations in North America
  17. 17. Thousands of Lakes These are Trees. Canadian Shield
  18. 18. CanadianShield, rockformations
  19. 19. Appalachian Mountains West of the Coastal Plain Range from Canada to western Alabama Oldest mountains in North America Old eroded mountains
  20. 20. AppalachianMountains
  21. 21. AppalachianMountains inthe fall.
  22. 22. Coastal Plain Stretches along the Atlantic Ocean Broad lowland with excellent harbors Borders the Gulf of Mexico Long sandy beaches
  23. 23. A bay in the Coastal Plain
  24. 24. Inlets, bays andcapes along theCoastal Plain

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